Dinner with Friends at Davio's 13

A Night Out with the Guys (& My Sister) and An Inteview with Chef Matthew Rosekrans

Davio’s is a perfect special occasion venue or spot to pop into for Happy Hour. I met my friends there as a preparty for my milestone birthday. It was the perfect setting for our group of eight. We were seated in the semi-private room, ideal for a celebration and conversation. The bar was social and the booths were secluded and romantic for date night. Basically, all occasions were covered.


The standouts—besides the exceptional service and elegant atmosphere—were the food and drinks. I’ll be happy to highlight my faves: the philly spring rolls on the appetizer menu were really good and I would go back just for the crab cakes. The bar was fully stocked and my cocktail was tasty. As far as the entrees, the steak was the star.


My friend, realtor extraordinaire Mr. IBuyISellHouses Kedric Mallory, raved that it was one of the best he’s had.


There’s a really good reason for this. When I talked to Chef Matthew, he stated that Davio’s is very selective about their beef. They only serve prime selections from the finest distributor and are the only restaurant to offer Brandt steaks. Davio’s is the only distributor of this kind of steak in the entire East Coast.

Pasta Pomodoro Recipe



  • 10 oz San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1/2 shallot minced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil chiffonade
  • 1/8 cup Italian parsley chopped
  • 10 oz fresh angel hair or pasta of your choice
  • 1 pat of butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil



  1. Sweat garlic and shallots with the olive oil
  2. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 to 5 minutes
  3. Add herbs
  4. Add cooked pasta
  5. finish with butter

You can top with fresh grated cheese


There are eight locations, mostly in the New England area. Chef Mathew worked at several area restaurants before making the kitchen at Davio’s his home.

He served as chef at Pano’s, Dick and Harry’s, Van Gogh and Bliss before branching out to golf clubs and even serving 10,000 people at a time at the Georgia Dome. While the chef found that experience to be an exhilarating challenge, he said he “wanted to see the smiles on people’s faces, so he transitioned back into fine dining.

Chef Matthew has only been at Davio’s about a year and he touts the great food and people.

When I asked him why South Fultonites should travel to the Lenox area to sample his fares, he laughed.


“It’s a quick 20-minute drive with no traffic and the food is great. There’s even covered parking.”

absolutely order dessert. If you’re watching your carbs, skip the popovers and have chocolates! My party, my sister and her date, my son’s godfather and his girlfriend Brandi Harris and my friend who is a constant fighter for social justice all agreed that they would love to visit again.